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Spirometry is a type of pulmonary function test that provides information about the function of the lungs that can be used for a variety of purposes. The test uses a spirometer, a specialized machine with a tube connected, to measure the speed and volume of air that is exhaled into the tube.
Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing COPD

Researchers propose new criteria for diagnosing COPD

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Nanoparticles moving through airway mucus may predict severity of COPD

Regular physical activity in childhood linked to higher lung-function values in adolescent girls

Regular physical activity in childhood linked to higher lung-function values in adolescent girls

NIH-funded study supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD

NIH-funded study supports optimal threshold for diagnosing COPD

Home-based pulmonary function monitoring for teens with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Home-based pulmonary function monitoring for teens with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Middle-aged adults with lung disease may have greater risk of dementia later in life

Middle-aged adults with lung disease may have greater risk of dementia later in life

Physical activity linked with better lung function in smokers, regardless of air pollution levels

Physical activity linked with better lung function in smokers, regardless of air pollution levels

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases

Solid fuel use linked with increased risk of hospitalization or death from respiratory diseases

Paracetamol use in infancy may increase risk of developing asthma by the age of 18

Paracetamol use in infancy may increase risk of developing asthma by the age of 18

Early childhood growth patterns affect respiratory health

Early childhood growth patterns affect respiratory health

Quitting cigarettes linked to better lung health than long-term light smoking

Quitting cigarettes linked to better lung health than long-term light smoking

Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Vitamin C consumption may reduce harm to baby's lungs due to smoking during pregnancy

Flavonoid intake may reduce lung function decline that occurs with aging

Flavonoid intake may reduce lung function decline that occurs with aging

FRESH AIR project to address growing burden of chronic lung diseases

FRESH AIR project to address growing burden of chronic lung diseases

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to asthma severity and poor lung function in kids

Maternal smoking during pregnancy contributes to asthma severity and poor lung function in kids

FeNO test may be helpful tool that aids in asthma diagnosis

FeNO test may be helpful tool that aids in asthma diagnosis

Diet rich in tomatoes and apples may help restore lung damage caused by smoking

Diet rich in tomatoes and apples may help restore lung damage caused by smoking

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness

Study finds inverse link between restrictive spirometry pattern, reduced FVC and arterial stiffness

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

Tackling misdiagnosis of asthma in primary care

Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma

Experts explore effective ways to diagnose and treat asthma